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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Self-Feeding Sows Is Labor Saving Idea Although self-feeding pregnant sows is not generally practiced, it may be feasible this year on farms where labor is scarce. This is pointed out by E. L. Quaife, Iowa State college extension swine specialist. He says self-feeding brood sows isn't ordinarily recommended because producers fear their sows will become too fat and because the cost is slightly higher than hand-feeding, for when brood sows are self-fe.d, Â· grain T R A C T O R R E P A I R I N G Berry Machine AND MOTOR PAETS 11 So. Fenu. Ph. 514 Mason City such as corn and oats, must be [round and mixed together. Lately producers have been inquiring about this method of feeding. Some who have considerable alfalfa and very little oats see in self-feeding an opportunity to get their sows to consume larger quantities of alfalfa than by hand-feeding. Quaife says it is important in providing such a mixture for pregnant sows and gilts that the mixture be made rather bulky. If the sows do not seem to be fat enough some extra corn might be fed by hand. Gilts also should be fed separately from the older sows, although in small droves they might get along all right together. The following mixture is recommended for self-feeding pregnant sows: 1,200 pounds of of oats, ground medium fine, 350 I pounds per day per sow in addi- pounds of ground alfalfa or redt t i o n to what she will eat from clover hay, and 100 pounds of the self-feeder should be ade- alfalfa plentiful, eliminate the oats and use 700 pounds ot ground alfalfa. Wheat also could be used to replace one half of the corn. In this case the protein supplement could be reduced to 75 pounds per ton. Â· Where mature sows are being fed the protein supplement could be omitted until; the latter half of the pregnancy period. Another procedure would be to feed the car or shelled corn by hand to avoid grinding, and self-feed. the other feeds using 300 pounds of ground oats, 300 pounds of ground alfalfa and 100 pounds of protein supplement or 600 pounds of alfalfa and 100 pounds of supplement. The amount of corn to be used in this instance would be governed somewhat by the condition and size ot the sows, but 3 to 5 protein supplement. mineral mixture should be fed separately. quate" for most situations. the budget COATS 29.75 Smart Sport and Casual Styles! Penney's Make Yaur Dollars Stretch Farther! A luxurious pah---woven of softest, fluffiest cotton with 5% springy, new wool for even greater warmth! Popular plakl design in chevron xveave with'4-inch taffeta binding. Choose from lovely bedroom pastels! 72" x 84". SINGLE PLAID BLANKETS Kitten soft with a fluffy warm nap. Plaid designs in pastels. Firmly stitched ends COTTON JACQUARD BLANKETS Blankets in rich colorful jacquard designs. 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